I want a better kit lens for travel...where to go?, please no primes...

Started Jul 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
Guy Parsons
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Re: Panny 14-140 old and new

Len_Gee wrote:

Like the OP, I too have been looking around for an all-in-one "travel lens" instead of having to carry my Panny 14-45 and 45-200 lenses to avoid lens switching. GX1 is what I use.

Why? I'm in my 70's, and find myself taking more bus tours now, and that leaves little time to switch lenses whilst the bus is moving. I've missed many shots because the 14-45 did not have enough reach shooting from the bus and fumbling around switching to 45-200.

B and H is selling a Panny 14-140 for $680. Is this the lens you are referring too, or an newer , better Panny 14-140? Do you know if more expensive? I'm leaving on a cruise in September. Think the new 14-140 will be available by then?


Thank you.

Check the Panasonic part numbers, the B&H one is the old heavy one.

Here's data extracted from the official lens lists....

New 14-140mm f/3.5~5.6, weight 265g, 67mm diameter x 75mm long 58mm filter H-FS14140

Old 14-140mm  f/4.0~5.8, weight 460g, 70mm diameter x 84mm long 62mm filter H-VS014140

Regards...... Guy

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